ASP announces its plan for this yearÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s New York Comic Con (Apr 18-20). WeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ll not only have creator appearances galore at our booth #1713, but also be participating in a few panels as well.
Panels**A. David Lewis, hot on the heels of his Graven Images conference (http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/religionincomics.html), will be moderating a panel on Saturday, Apr 19 at 5 p.m. in room 1E02. It's a discussion of Chris Knowles's book Our Gods Wear Spandex. G. Willow Wilson will be on the panel with Dave, along with Douglas Rushkoff (Testament) and Denny O'Neil.
**David Petersen (Mouse Guard) and Mark Smylie (Artesia) will be on the panel Let the Magic Begin -- Fantasy in Comics: Creating Alternate Worlds on Sunday, Apr 20 at 1 p.m. in room 1E03, along with Kazu Kibuishi (Flight, Amulet) and librarian and graphic novel expert Robin Brenner. Moderated by Liz Gorinsky.
Creator AppearancesWant to meet the creator of your favorite ASP book? Want to get your book signed? Want a quick sketch? Then check out this list of creators appearing at the ASP booth #1713:
Jeremy Bastian, creator of CURSED PIRATE GIRLJason Becker, writer of KILLING PICKMANRebekah Brem, creator of MISERICORDIAChandra Free, creator of THE GOD MACHINEKate Glasheen, artist of HYBRID BASTARDS!Josh Hechinger, writer of THE GRAVE DOUG FRESHLEYA. David Lewis, writer of THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS, SOME NEW KIND OF SLAUGHTERMarvin Mann, artist of THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS, SOME NEW KIND OF SLAUGHTER, THE GRAVE DOUG FRESHLEY, INANNAÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½S TEARSAlexis Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½MatzÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ Nolent, writer THE KILLERDavid Petersen, creator of MOUSE GUARDRob Randle, writer of THE BLACK KNIGHTJennifer Rodgers, colorist of THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDSDave Rodriguez, writer of STARKWEATHER: IMMORTALMark Smylie, creator of ARTESIANick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn, creators of AWAKENINGBrandon Thomas, writer of MIRANDA MERCURYJuda Tverski, creator of TRIAL BY FIRESean Wang, creator of RUNNERS
ABOUT ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESSMark Smylie founded Archaia Studios Press (ASP) in 2002 as a new home for his epic fantasy comic book, Artesia (first published by Sirius Entertainment). Artesia, winner of ForeWord MagazineÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Best Graphic Novel of 2003, and its sequels -- Artesia Afield and Artesia Afire -- gave ASP its foundation. Artesia: Adventures in The Known World, a roleplaying game written by Mark, expanded ASP into the world of gaming; the game won the Origins Award for Role-Playing Game of 2005. Now Mark and publishing partner Aki Liao have expanded ASP to include a line of idiosyncratic and creator-driven comic books and graphic novels in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres, as well as translations of several of EuropeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s best titles. More information can be found at www.aspcomics.com.